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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,605Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
650 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$2.23M

2014

$2.73M

2015

$3.11M

2016

Number of Claims

11,737

2014

11,983

2015

11,605

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

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An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 812

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

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METHOTREXATE 749

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

136

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 641

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

134

patients, 21% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 620

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

136

patients, 21% of all patients

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HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 597

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

121

patients, 19% of all patients

PREDNISONE 593

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

127

patients, 20% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 536

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE DR 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

NABUMETONE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ENBREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PILOCARPINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

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TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

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HUMIRA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ETODOLAC 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOTREXATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

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COLCHICINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

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PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

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BUPROPION XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

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About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on May 6, 2016.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.